Connecting physicians regionally is a powerful way to spark change, to improve the delivery of comprehensive patient services, and to influence health service decision making.
There is power in speaking with a collective voice, and there is an opportunity to strengthen the primary care sector by working better together within the shifting landscape of health care delivery in Ontario.
Congratulations to the first cohort of 24 Ontario Health Teams and to our many member teams that are engaged and participating in the development of OHTs in their communities, ensuring that primary care is the foundation in the transformation.
Originally posted June 8, 2020. Last updated June 21, 2020
Below is a one-stop-shop of considerations and guidance documents for re-opening healthcare offices and clinics, pulled from the AFHTO COVID-19 resources repository.
Shared by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life for Canadians, mental well-being remains a strong focus. With the province slowly loosening restrictions and businesses starting to re-open, we’re seeing heightened anxiety around returning to work, fear of a second wave of the virus, and uncertainty about returning to normal social behaviours.
This document explains how to use standardized queries in your EMR to start building chronic disease registries. The instructions below focus on COPD. The COPD query is intended for teams that do not yet have a reliable list of COPD patients and don’t have the time or resources to start from scratch in reviewing all their patients to generate such a list. Right now, it is also only for teams with PSS or Accuro although work is continuing to expand the standardized query to OSCAR and Nightingale.